The IT Leader's Guide to Multicloud Readiness
This guide provides practical key insights and important factors to consider to make informed decisions in your multicloud journey.
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On Wednesday, we hosted a webinar on Windows Azure. During the session, Adetayo Adegoke, a senior solutions architect at Perficient, gave an overview on Azure, which is Microsoft’s secure, standards compliant, rapidly scalable and globally distributed cloud computing offering.
It offers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities for a wide range of technical solutions, ranging from hosting Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and SharePoint Virtual Machine (VM) deployments in Windows Azure to offering SQL database connection points to developers. It also provides a wide range of Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS) templates as well as offerings from other vendors (multiple Linux distros), and supports a wide range of programming languages.
Adetayo covered a number of topics during the one hour webinar. He started by explaining cloud jargon, covering the many terms and acronyms associated with Windows Azure, and then discussed what Windows Azure is, and how it can help IT pros. He went on to talk about running websites and VMs in the cloud, covered supported publishing methods and web frameworks, and reviewed what else the cloud can be used for. He provided attendees with a lot of interesting information around Azure and the cloud. For instance, did you know that with Azure, you only pay for what you use?
If you happened to miss the informative session, you can watch the replay here.